This 1921 novel, praised for Walpole’s distinctively vivid characters and London setting, was greeted as a departure for the popular writer: part satire, part fairy-tale. Young Henry Trenchard and his sister Millicent are ready to confront a world torn by rapid change and defined by conflicts with an older generation, represented by Sir Charles Duncombe.
About the Author
Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole (1884-1941) was born in Auckland, New Zealand. One of the bestselling writers of the 1920s and ’30s, he was also one of the most prolific authors of his time. His works include thirty-six novels, five volumes of short stories, and the screenplay for George Cukor’s film of David Copperfield.